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Flights to Mexico City

The best price found from United States to Mexico City is on January 11th, 2017, travelling with United. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $126.00
MEX
Mexico City Juarez International

Getting around by air

Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez is Mexico City’s only passenger airport, and Latin America’s largest, with an annual capacity of about 32 million passengers. The airport has two terminals, terminal 1 (the main terminal) and terminal 2 (located 3km from the main terminal). Carriers operating out of terminal 2 include Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Copa Airlines, Delta and Lan. All other airlines depart from terminal 1.

Red buses (M$12.50) run between the two terminals, making stops at puerta (door) 7 in terminal 1 and puerta 3 in terminal 2. The terminals also are connected by an aerotrén, a free monorail service for ticketed passengers only.

Both terminals have casas de cambio and peso-dispensing ATMs. Car-rental agencies and luggage lockers are in salas (hall) A and E2 of terminal 1.

Direct buses to Cuernavaca, Querétaro, Toluca, Puebla and Córdoba depart from platforms adjacent to sala E in terminal 1 and from sala D in terminal 2. Ticket counters in terminal 1 are on the upper level, off the food court. A pedestrian bridge off sala B leads to an ADO bus terminal with service to Acapulco and Veracruz.

More than 20 airlines provide international service to Mexico City. You can fly direct from more than 30 cities in the USA and Canada, half a dozen each in Europe, South America and Central America/Caribbean and from Tokyo. Seven different airlines connect the capital to about 50 cities within Mexico.

To & From the Airport

The metro is a cheap option for getting to the airport, though hauling luggage amid rush-hour crowds can be a Herculean task. Authorized taxis provide a painless, relatively inexpensive alternative, as does the metrobús.

Metro

  • The airport metro station is Terminal Aérea, on Línea 5 (yellow). It’s 200m from terminal 1: leave by the exit at the end of sala A (domestic arrivals) and continue past the taxi stand to the station.
  • To the city center, follow signs for ‘Dirección Politécnico.’ At La Raza (seven stops away) change for Línea 3 (green) toward ‘Dirección Universidad.’ Metro Hidalgo, at the west end of the Alameda, is three stops south; it’s also a transfer point for Línea 2 (blue) to the Zócalo.
  • To get to the Zona Rosa from the airport, take Línea 5 to ‘Pantitlán,’ the end of the line. Change for Línea 1 (pink) and get off at metro Insurgentes.
  • There is no convenient metro link to terminal 2, but red buses at the entrance of terminal 2 go to metro Hangares (Línea 5).

Taxi

  • Safe and reliable taxis autorizados (authorized taxis) are controlled by a fixed-price ticket system.
  • Purchase taxi tickets from booths located in sala E1 (international arrivals) as you exit customs, and by the sala A (domestic arrivals) exit.
  • Fares are determined by zones. A ride to the Zócalo, Roma, Condesa or Zona Rosa costs M$235. One ticket is valid for up to four passengers. 'Sitio 300' taxis are the best.
  • Porters may offer to take your ticket and luggage the few steps to the taxi, but hold on to the ticket and hand it to the driver. Drivers won’t expect a tip for the ride, but will always welcome one.

Metrobús

  • Línea 4 of the metrobús has luggage racks and on-board security cameras, making it a more comfortable option than the metro.
  • Stops at puerta 7 in terminal 1 and puerta 3 in terminal 2. The ride costs M$30, plus you'll need to purchase a smart card (valid for all metrobús trips) for M$10 at machines inside the terminals. From terminal 1, it's about 45 minutes to reach the Zócalo.
  • The line runs five blocks north of the Zócalo, along República de Venezuela and Belisario Domínguez, then it heads west along Avenida Hidalgo past metro Hidalgo. To return to the airport, catch it along Ayuntamiento or República del Salvador. See www.metrobus.df.gob.mx for more information.